Being in hospital is a difficult experience for anyone, but particularly for children and young people, who are away from their home comforts and regular routine. Many would benefit from a boost in confidence and self-esteem or simply a special treat. That's where you come in! Help brighten up a patient's day and make them feel much better by offering a short beauty treatment or mini pampering session. This could be in the form of hair care, nail painting or make up.
To be accepted for this role, you must:
Be aged over 18
Pass a PVG check and occupational health screening
Supply two satisfactory references
NB - Gel nails and nail varnish cannot be worn if you are accepted for this ward based volunteer role. This is due to infection control regulations.
What we're looking for:
Qualifications and experience in hair, make up and beauty treatments
Confidence and being pro-active in interacting with children and young people
Able to relate to people in a friendly and calm manner
Ability to empathise and to maintain complete confidentiality
Adaptable, flexible and willing to learn
Tactful and diplomatic, especially in stressful or emotional situations
Creative, confident and enthusiastic
Polite, courteous and reliable
Experience of working in a healthcare environment and/or with children and young people
Recognition of the importance of boundaries and confidentiality
What we can offer you:
A unique and rewarding volunteer role
Full training and hospital orientation
Great experience for your CV
We ask you to commit to a minimum of one three hour shift per week (Afternoon, Monday or Friday) for a minimum of 12 months.